Easy as A, B, C . . . from HA
Local author time! Drum roll, please… hmmm… Right. This is visual.
“Other people may see thirteen-year-old Marcus Kanenas as an outcast and a nobody, but he sees himself as a survivor and a dreamer. In fact, his favorite dream is of a world far away, a world where magic is as common as air, where animals tell jokes, and where trees beg people to pick their fruit. He even has a name for this place—Farworld.” So starts the inner-flap blurb. And that’s just for starters.
Water Keep is aimed at the middle-grade audience, but appeals to all ages. How do I know this? Well, for starters, I’m nowhere near middle-grade (beyond middle-age, even!) and I’m enjoying the series. More proof? While at The Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah, held at Southern Utah University, I was reading the second book in the series, Land Keep. One of the students noticed the book and told me she was getting ready to start the series because many of her friends were reading it and told her she should join in. She was excited at the prospect. The “New Adult” audience appears to be living the Farworld experience as well.
It seems that Farworld exists on a realm outside Marcus’ dreams. He gets drawn into this strange world and is tasked with gathering the four elementals (Water, Land, Air, and Fire) to save, not only Farworld, but Earth as well, from the evil Dark Circle. He is given a partner in this quest: Kyja; a girl his age who, in a world of magic, has none. Or does she?
Characters are rich and plentiful in this exciting story of good vs evil, magic vs non-magic, elementals vs elementals…well, you get the idea. Now—Go get the book! Available at The King’s English Bookstore in Salt Lake and Amazon, B&N, and BaM as well.
The second author is (get ready for it): Jeffrey S. Savage! Yes… same author, two names. Why is that? Scott writes for kids, Jeff writes for adults. The upside of multiple-personality-disorder.
If you should run across Shandra Covington Mysteries in your search for entertainment, grab it/them up and enjoy. The series is full of fun, nail-biting suspense, and plot-twists. The main character is quirky without being too outrageous… well, not all of the time anyway.
It’s summer. Give Jeffrey S./J. Scott Savage a try. You’ll be glad you did.
See you day-after-tomorrow for Monday Moans.